by Belinda Munoz on February 16, 2011

Your song you sing
without a care
for rhythmic cadence
or pleasing an audience

Your hunger you feed
but haven’t the need
for black truffles
served in fancy crystal

You fashion a home
from twigs and leaves
Still, you soar –
Stay true to your core.


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February 16, 2011 at 11:46 am

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1 ayala February 16, 2011 at 3:11 am

Awww Belinda, I love this!


2 rob white February 16, 2011 at 5:49 am

Nice, Belinda. I love it — expressed deeply from within.


3 [email protected] from a Peaceful Divorce February 16, 2011 at 6:14 am

We could learn a lot from animals, now couldn’t we? Beautiful photo!


4 dustus February 16, 2011 at 6:32 am

Perfect title for natural song, so artful in simplicity that leads to flight by their nature. Great poetry/nature connection expressed, as well as the notion of the artist often needing to throw caution to the wind, which you state through form—making it even more effective.


5 Giulietta Nardone February 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hi Belinda,

Beautiful birds! They sing all day, if only we’d take time out to listen to them. My yard is filled with birds fluttering around, serenading me in my home office, guiding my walks around my yard.

The other day I said to my husband, “how neat to be able to go food shopping right where you live!”

Your lovely poem is a wonderful reminder to strip off the shackles of complexity we put on our backs without thinking if it’s going to break them.

Thanks! G.


6 Monty Wheeler (bumfuzzled) February 16, 2011 at 11:07 am

both in form and diction you compliment your message well. great job :)

Monty / bum


7 Laura Hegfield February 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

beautiful belinda…true to their core…authentic love.


8 Steve Isaak February 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Love this poem! Perfect, relatable (we have trees right outside our bedroom window, with some lively birds – which my cat really likes).


9 Tess The Bold Life February 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Stunning words, photo and you…I just love your blog and all the joy it brings.


10 brian February 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

staying true to who you are…props on that…nicely done poem…


11 Shashi February 17, 2011 at 4:18 am

Oh yes.. still you soar… a great tribute to the winged friends…
I liked it so much…

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12 Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities February 17, 2011 at 7:37 am

I love this so much. Particularly the bit about staying true to our core. But what if we do not know what our core *is* ultimately? How then to stay true to it? I guess this is a question about that ever-shifting sea of identity, huh?

And the nest? Perfect.


13 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri February 17, 2011 at 9:48 am

“Stay true your core.” Love this message Belinda.
Although somedays I grapple with how to find my core.


14 jonathanfigaro February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

Great post. Staying true to who we are is all we can do. Once we do that, we can start to grow even faster.


15 Lance February 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

This is just lovely…

It reminds me that I can soar, no matter what…and that’s just a beautiful message…


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